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Thank you for your interest in working for St Hugh’s.  Choosing the right place to work is extremely important and we welcome applicants who are looking to join a school with a reputation for excellence in all that we do and a sense of community at our core. Working at St Hugh's means joining an enthusiastic, inspirational and talented team whose focus is on ensuring that our pupils find their talents, uphold our values and are prepared for life ahead.

Current vacancies are listed below.

Charlotte Glover, HR Officer

WORKING AT ST HUGH'S

St Hugh's is a highly regarded co-educational day and boarding prep school with 350 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13. We are situated on a beautiful green campus of 40 acres in the South Oxfordshire countryside, only 25 minutes from Central Oxford.

We offer excellent benefits, including a competitive salary on our own salary scale with scope for progression, an outstanding working environment in our beautiful estate with easy access to transport links and being part of our vibrant and supportive community.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.


GAP STUDENTS

For the 2024/25 school year

Job Description: HERE

Application Form: HERE

Application Deadline: midday on 16th February 2024

We have an exciting opportunity for three Gap Students to join our enthusiastic, collaborative, and hard-working team for the Academic Year 2024/25.  You will be involved in all aspects of school life and will work with children ranging from Nursery age to Year 8.  This is a busy and rewarding job that would be particularly beneficial for someone considering a career working with children and young people.  This is not an essential goal for applicants though.  We are looking for people who can use their own initiative, and have a can-do attitude, the willingness to learn as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

At St Hugh’s we aim to give our children the highest levels of academic and pastoral support, in a friendly environment, in which each child can discover what they are good at and thrive and gain confidence.

To apply, please complete and return the gap student application form which can be found HERE to recruitment@st-hughs.co.uk. This should include a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the job description and person specification, and details of two referees (either employers or school leaders). Please indicate on your application form the terms that you are available to work as we are particularly interested in applications from people looking for a full school year.  References may be taken up before interview.  Online social media checks will be completed on shortlisted candidates prior to interview as part of the KCSIE guidance.

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than midday on Friday 16th February 2024.  Interviews will take place on Friday 23rd February and Friday 1st March 2024.  We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.


HEAD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Start Date – Autumn 2024

Salary – above SNS and according to experience

Job Description: HERE

St Hugh’s is seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of Information Technology to lead all aspects of Digital Learning, The Computer Science Curriculum and Digital Technology across the school providing measured advice on the strategic technological development of St Hugh’s. 

The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and understanding of the ICT curriculum at Key Stage 1, 2 and 3.  Experience of teaching business studies or an entrepreneurial background would be advantageous.  You will create a stimulating and enthusiastic learning environment whilst helping to drive the ethos of the school which is to ensure that each child is able to discover what they are good at, to thrive and, therefore, gain confidence in themselves and be the best person that they can be. 

St Hugh’s has an appointed contract service provider with two support technicians on site.  You will work in support of the Bursar and the appointed contract service provider to ensure that all IT systems are available to support learning, teaching and administration.

To apply, please complete and return the fully completed application form to recruitment@st-hughs.co.uk.   This should include a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the job description and person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer. References may be taken up before interview.  Online social media checks will be completed on shortlisted candidates prior to interview as part of the KCSIE guidance.  We are looking for the successful candidate to start in the Autumn 2024 term.

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 10.00am on Friday 23rd February 2024 and interviews will take place week commencing 4th March. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.


RESIDENT ASSISTANT HOUSEPARENT

Start Date: April 2024

Salary: according to experience

Job Description: HERE

Application Form: HERE

Application Deadline: 10.00am on 02/02/2024

St Hugh’s School is seeking a full time resident Assistant Houseparent to join our boarding community.

Boarding at St Hugh’s is in excellent health with a mixture of weekly (Monday to Saturday am) and flexi, UK based boarders filling the 65 beds in the house.

The role of Assistant Houseparent at St Hugh’s is purely pastoral, underpinning the provision of outstanding welfare support for pupils in the House, and the successful candidate will work as assistant to the Houseparents in a busy flexi/weekly preparatory boarding house. The key responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Primarily, the Assistant Houseparent will provide direct support to pupils and staff, assisting with managing all aspects of the health, welfare and pastoral care of pupils, adhering to relevant school policies at all times;
  • Secondly, the Assistant Houseparent will provide support for the Houseparents with a wide range of administrative duties relating to pupils and their parents;
  • Thirdly, the Assistant Houseparent will work closely with the operational management team to ensure that the House catering, cleaning and laundry teams maintain standards, in accordance with School policy and operating specifications.

The duties of the role will be wide and varied, but it is essential for the Assistant Houseparent to be able to demonstrate an empathy with and understanding of young people, a sense of humour and a genuine concern for the pupils' well-being and active involvement in their personal development. They will be required to positively encourage the pupils in their interests and activities, and to develop a professional and friendly relationship with them. The Assistant Houseparent will also provide support in the maintenance of morale, standards and the efficient operation of the Boarding House.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with children aged 6-13 years old and relevant qualifications in medical or welfare related roles would be desirable. Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and organisational skills are also essential, as is the ability to work flexibly, maintaining a focus on quality at all times.

While the role would suit a current Assistant Houseparent, we are keen to attract applicants whose experience will not, as yet, cover all aspects of the role. We will provide training and 1:1 mentoring to support the development of the skills needed.

Please note: this is a non-academic position and there is no teaching timetable available, or likely to become attached to this post.

We offer excellent benefits, including a competitive salary on our own salary scale with scope for progression, free accommodation in the Assistant Houseparents’ flat (double bedroom, ensuite, kitchen, lounge/diner), all meals when boarders are on site, an outstanding working environment in our beautiful estate with easy access to transport links and being part of our vibrant and supportive community.

To apply, please complete and return the fully completed application form to recruitment@st-hughs.co.uk. This should include a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the job description and person specification together, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer. References may be taken up before interview. Online social media checks will be completed on shortlisted candidates prior to interview as part of the KCSIE guidance.

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 10.00am on Friday 2nd February 2024. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.

 


PART TIME MINIBUS DRIVERS

Start Date: Summer term 2024

Salary: £13 per hour

Job Description: HERE

Application Form: HERE

We are recruiting for minibus drivers to transport our pupils from their homes in villages in Oxfordshire into St Hugh’s in Carswell each day and home at the end of the day.

We have three roles currently available covering three different routes for the morning pick up to be at St Hugh’s in time for the start of the school day and at the end of the day to take the pupils home.

Exact hours will be dependent on the route and will be discussed at interview but as a guide will be mornings - 6.45am to 8.15am and evenings 5.15pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday inclusive.

We can offer £13.00 per hour, a friendly and welcoming team to work with and term-time only working (approx. 34 weeks per year).

To apply, please complete and return the application form which can be found HERE to recruitment@st-hughs.co.uk. This should include a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the job description and person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer. References and online social media checks will be carried out on shortlisted candidates prior to interview as part of KCSIE guidance. If you are unable to work all the hours above, please indicate on your application form the hours that you are available to work as we may be able to accommodate a different working pattern.

 


GAP STUDENT - SUMMER TERM

To start in the summer term for one term

Application Form: HERE

Application Deadline: Midday on 29/01/2024

This is an exciting opportunity for a Gap Student to join our enthusiastic, collaborative and hard-working team. You will be involved in all aspects of school life as no two days are the same. This is a busy and rewarding job that would be particularly beneficial for someone considering a career working with children and young people. Using your own initiative, with a can-do attitude, a willingness to learn and the ability to work as part of a fantastic team.

At St Hugh’s we aim to give all our children academic and pastoral excellence in a friendly environment in which each child can discover what they are good at and, therefore, thrive and gain confidence in themselves.

We offer excellent benefits, including a competitive salary, an outstanding working environment in our beautiful estate with easy access to transport links and being part of our vibrant and supportive community.

To apply, please complete and return the gap student application form which can be found HERE to recruitment@st-hughs.co.uk. This should include a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the job description and person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer/headteacher. References may be taken up before interview. Online social media checks will be completed on shortlisted candidates prior to interview as part of the KCSIE guidance.

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than midday on Monday 29th January 2024. Interviews will take place during the w/c 5th February 2024. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.


 

SITE AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE FACILITIES OFFICER / HANDY-PERSON

Full Time, permanent

Start Date: February 2024

Salary: £25,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience

Job description: HERE

Application form: HERE

Application Deadline: 10.00am on Monday, 12th February

We welcome applications from enthusiastic and committed Site and Building Maintenance Facilities Officer/Handyperson who has good general DIY skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Working as the Site and Building Maintenance Facilities Officer/Handyperson you will work flexibly providing clean, safe, well maintained and appropriately prepared facilities for users of the St Hugh’s school and grounds.

As the Site and Building Maintenance Facilities Officer/Handyperson you will be happy to work in all weathers, indoors and outdoors.

To apply, please complete and return the fully completed application form HERE to recruitment@st-hughs.co.uk. This should include a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the job description and person specification together, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer.  References and online social media checks will be completed on shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 10.00am on Monday 12th February 2024. Interviews will take place w/c 12th and 19th February 2024. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.


 


SWIM SCHOOL VACANCIES

SWIM TEACHERS 

We are looking for Level 2 qualified swimming teachers to work in the wonderful pool facility at St Hugh’s.

The swim school operates on the following days and times so you will need to be available on a weekly basis, during term time, for at least one of these shifts:

Monday: 15:45 - 17:50

Wednesday: 15:45 – 18:50

Friday: 15:45 – 18:20

Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00

Saturday: 13:00 – 16:00 

Sunday: 13:00 – 16:00

There is also the potential for additional work over the holiday periods as well as during school term time depending on demand.  We also offer the option for you to hire the pool on Sunday mornings 08:30 – 12:30 or Thursday evenings 19:00 – 21:00 and bring your own clients for 1:1 lessons (subject to availability). 

All candidates must have a valid Level 2 swimming teacher qualification and previous experience of teaching, along with up-to-date public liability insurance.  The salary will be £25 per hour on a self-employed basis or £20 per hour on a contract.

Not a qualified swimming teacher but looking to become one?  St Hugh’s School are running a combined level 1 and 2 swimming teachers course in partnership with the Institute of swimming starting in March 23.  To find out more visit - Combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming - Blended Learning

For further information, please read the job description. To apply for the position, please email a fully completed application form to Charlotte Glover gloverc@st-hughs.co.uk.  References may be taken up before interview.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and will be subject to the full safer recruitment process.   Applications will be considered on receipt.  We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged